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J.R.R. Tolkien's Double Worlds and Creative Process: Language and Life

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A close colleague of J.R.R. Tolkien for many years during their editorial work on the various manuscripts of the Ancrene Wisse at Oxford University, Arne Zettersten offers here a personally-informed analysis of Tolkien’s strongly visual fantasy fiction.  In light of Tolkien's unusual life experience and enthusiasm for the study of languages, Zettersten locates the sa

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Hardcover, 243 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2011)
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Gergely
Apr 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is a (pardon my French, but I feel very strongly about this) really fucking terrible book that no self-respecting academic publisher should have published in the 21st century. Its main contribution is Zettersten's personal reminiscences about Tolkien, but that would only have made a small book, much like Kilby's Tolkien and the Silmarillion; the rest is a dashed-together biography which takes you back to the early 2000s with a biography of Tolkien being written by everybody (Michael White o ...more
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